How does a landlord benefit from No Deposit schemes?

How does a landlord benefit from No Deposit schemes?
21st December 2020

Following the launch of our ‘No Deposit Option’ in 2018, thousands of contract-holders across the country have been reaping the benefits of our market-leading scheme. But how exactly does a No Deposit Option, or NDO, benefit a landlord?

Finding a deposit to rent a home can be a challenge for many contract-holders. NDO works by removing this requirement from any new occupation contract, allowing contract-holders to rent a home with no deposit whatsoever, saving a typical individual hundreds of pounds in upfront costs. Instead, the contract-holder pays a small monthly fee to take out NDO.

From reduced financial strain to a smoother transition between tenancies, our contract-holders are thrilled with the numerous benefits the No Deposit Option has to offer. However, they’re not alone – our landlords have also been reaping the benefits of this revolutionary scheme – with higher contract-holder demand, reduced void periods and additional protection just three of its great number of perks.

Higher contract-holder demand

With corporate and social commitments to balance, prospective contract-holders require more flexibility than ever, when it comes to renting.

Our No Deposit Option listed properties* are catching the eye of more and more contract-holders who are seeking their ideal home, but who may struggle to scramble such large upfront deposits together in time. Having the No Deposit Option enables them to make affordable monthly payments once they’ve moved in.

Reduced void periods

With more and more contract-holders interested in our No Deposit Option properties, our landlords are benefiting from far quicker turnarounds between occupation contract agreements, subsequently resulting in extra visibility for their rental properties and reduced void periods. Typically we have seen:

  • 61% of new tenancies now commence with our No Deposit Option
  • No Deposit Option listed properties on Rightmove are receiving 16% more views from prospective contract-holders
  • No Deposit Option listed properties on our website are receiving 17% more views from prospective contract-holders.

Additional protection

As with a traditional deposit scheme, all No Deposit Option contract-holders are accountable for damages to their rental homes. The difference? Our No Deposit Option landlords are protected with an additional 40%, as we will indemnify landlords for the equivalent of seven weeks’ rent instead of the traditional 5 weeks.

How are damages dealt with?

It’s also good to know that we will handle any discussions with contract-holders about potential damages. The contract-holder is still liable for any damages that are experienced during their occupation contract or any cleaning costs incurred upon check-out. We will continue to carry out the inventory and check-out process and liaise with the contract-holder to resolve any dilapidation issues.

Landlords should be aware that the process of letting a dwelling remains exactly the same under NDO; it simply comes with the added perks of having an extra 40% protection in the form of cover back by us – and all negotiations with contract-holders handled by our staff.

Want to learn more about how this unique scheme can benefit you? Just get in touch.

Our No Deposit Option (NDO) is part of the Residency membership. With this option the contract-holder can pay the monthly membership fee without the need to have the traditional deposit amount tied up for the duration of the occupation contract. The contract-holder will still be liable for any damages at the end of the occupation contract and there is a monthly fee to be a Residency member.
* Subject to approval.


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